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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1675–1679

Programmable and electrically controllable light scattering from surface-polymer stabilized liquid crystals

Jean-Philippe Bédard-Arcand and Tigran Galstian  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 8, pp. 1675-1679 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.29.001675


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Abstract

We report the creation and study of a polarization independent light scattering material system based on surface-polymer stabilized liquid crystals. Originally isotropic cell substrates with thin nonpolymerized reactive mesogen layers are used for the alignment of pure nonreactive nematic liquid crystals. The partial interdiffusion of the two materials followed by the application of orienting external electric and magnetic fields and the photo polymerization of the reactive mesogen allow us the control of electro-optic scattering properties of obtained cells.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: February 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2012
Published: July 25, 2012

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Citation
Jean-Philippe Bédard-Arcand and Tigran Galstian, "Programmable and electrically controllable light scattering from surface-polymer stabilized liquid crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 1675-1679 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-29-8-1675

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